I'm a fan of King. Sporty's put's me to sleep. I might want to kill John and Martha King if I ever met them, and sure I might have burned a tape or two of theirs; but I have yet to score below a 92% on a written...yeah so what if I've only taken two?
I like King Videos. The only thing is that they (Martha and John) can really irritate you from time to time with their corny ways of being humorous. But other than that, they make things easier to understand.
I can't stand sportys. I fall asleep with their videos and cant understand what are they trying to explain most of the time.
But to be totally honest and a word of advise, do your homework and read your books! These videos are no substitute for reading. They just help you sharpen your knowledge a little.
Go with KING. I have the Sportys interactive DVD. The only thing interactive is they ask you a question now and again. I am NOT impressed with Sporty's at all. I now wish I had bought the KING DVD's instead. I don't think Sporty's Instrument course gives enough detail. There is a lot of information I had to get from my instructor. Go with KING, you will be happier.
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YOU BETTER NOT MAKE FUN OF STEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Aww...Come on! Not even his haircut?
I do respect his knowledge of weather though, and the information he gives on the DVDs is quite valuable. But I'm constantly distracted by how funny his hair looks when there's a breeze blowing through it. And He really does speak a little to quickly.
Haven't done the sportys but the king cd-rom course is good if a little bit corn. Bad humor but listening to the jokes is funny..not the jokes but their attempt at jokes is funny in itself. I was trying to put together a .avi file to put online for everyone to goof on.
If you think king and sporty's is bad, watch the Jepp. videos....those suck. I'd go with the king videos. Even better, the computer based Cd Rom/DVD. John and Martha are both annoying, but i've done very well on every written to date..Private, Instrument, Commercial, FOI, The other instructor one, and ATP (121).